Elisabetta Palagi

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Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Females do it better. Individual recognition experiments reveal sexual dimorphism in Lemur catta (Linnaeus 1758) olfactory motivation and territorial defence
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 210:2700-5. 2007
  2. pmc Ontogenetic trajectories of chimpanzee social play: similarities with humans
    Giada Cordoni
    Natural History Museum, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e27344. 2011
  3. pmc In play we trust. Rapid facial mimicry predicts the duration of playful interactions in geladas
    Giada Mancini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e66481. 2013
  4. pmc Yawn contagion and empathy in Homo sapiens
    Ivan Norscia
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e28472. 2011
  5. pmc Stranger to familiar: wild strepsirhines manage xenophobia by playing
    Daniela Antonacci
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 5:e13218. 2010
  6. pmc In bonobos yawn contagion is higher among kin and friends
    Elisa Demuru
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e49613. 2012
  7. pmc Sexual signalling in Propithecus verreauxi: male "chest badge" and female mate choice
    Stefania Dall'Olio
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37332. 2012
  8. pmc Mating first, mating more: biological market fluctuation in a wild prosimian
    Ivan Norscia
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci PI, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e4679. 2009
  9. pmc The right time to happen: play developmental divergence in the two Pan species
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e52767. 2012
  10. pmc Contagious yawning in gelada baboons as a possible expression of empathy
    E Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, 56011 Pisa, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19262-7. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Females do it better. Individual recognition experiments reveal sexual dimorphism in Lemur catta (Linnaeus 1758) olfactory motivation and territorial defence
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 210:2700-5. 2007
    ..Therefore, the result of individual recognition bioassays of female odours may open interesting scenarios in the evaluation of the territorial defence investment across the different sex combinations...
  2. pmc Ontogenetic trajectories of chimpanzee social play: similarities with humans
    Giada Cordoni
    Natural History Museum, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e27344. 2011
    ..In conclusion, in chimpanzees, as in humans, both play behavior and the signals that accompany play serve multiple functions according to the different age phases...
  3. pmc In play we trust. Rapid facial mimicry predicts the duration of playful interactions in geladas
    Giada Mancini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e66481. 2013
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  4. pmc Yawn contagion and empathy in Homo sapiens
    Ivan Norscia
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e28472. 2011
    ..In conclusion, our results demonstrate that yawn contagion is primarily driven by the emotional closeness between individuals and not by other variables, such as gender and nationality...
  5. pmc Stranger to familiar: wild strepsirhines manage xenophobia by playing
    Daniela Antonacci
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 5:e13218. 2010
    ..In conclusion, play appears to be an ice-breaker mechanism in the critical process that "upgrades" an individual from stranger to familiar...
  6. pmc In bonobos yawn contagion is higher among kin and friends
    Elisa Demuru
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e49613. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Sexual signalling in Propithecus verreauxi: male "chest badge" and female mate choice
    Stefania Dall'Olio
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37332. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the chest stain, possibly correlated with different cues targeted by females, could be one of the parameters which help females in selecting mates...
  8. pmc Mating first, mating more: biological market fluctuation in a wild prosimian
    Ivan Norscia
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci PI, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e4679. 2009
    ..In conclusion, males maximize their reproduction probability by adopting a double tactic and by following market fluctuations...
  9. pmc The right time to happen: play developmental divergence in the two Pan species
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e52767. 2012
    ..The high play motivation showed by adult bonobos compared to chimpanzees is probably the result of a long developmental process, rooted in the delicate transitional phase, which leads subjects from infancy to juvenility...
  10. pmc Contagious yawning in gelada baboons as a possible expression of empathy
    E Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, 56011 Pisa, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19262-7. 2009
    ..These findings are consistent with the view that contagious yawning reveals an emotional connection between individuals. This phenomenon, here demonstrated in monkeys, could be a building block for full-blown empathy...
  11. doi request reprint Scratching around stress: hierarchy and reconciliation make the difference in wild brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Natural History Museum, University of Pisa, Via Roma 79, Calci, PI, Italy
    Stress 14:93-7. 2011
    ..Following a theoretical framework based on previous cortisol analyses, we showed that scratching and hormonal data converge in indicating that the stress profile of a species is shaped by its social network features...
  12. doi request reprint Playing with the face: playful facial "chattering" and signal modulation in a monkey species (Theropithecus gelada)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    J Comp Psychol 125:11-21. 2011
    ..Probably, under some intimate circumstances, facial displays should be primarily linked to the spontaneous expression of emotional states of the sender more than to the strategic transfer of actual information to the receiver...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reconciliation and consolation in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Primatol 62:15-30. 2004
    ..Given that few studies have been conducted on this subject, we can not at this time make any generalizations regarding conflict resolution in certain species by comparing results among studies...
  14. doi request reprint Adult play fighting and potential role of tail signals in ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    J Comp Psychol 123:1-9. 2009
    ..Thus, tail-play can be considered as a useful tool for play communication in ringtailed lemurs...
  15. doi request reprint Multimodal signaling in wild Lemur catta: economic design and territorial function of urine marking
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, 56011, Calci PI, Italy
    Am J Phys Anthropol 139:182-92. 2009
    ..In conclusion, we suggest that UT-up is an economical signal with a primarily territorial function...
  16. ncbi request reprint Beyond odor discrimination: demonstrating individual recognition by scent in Lemur catta
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011 Calci, Pisa, Italy
    Chem Senses 31:437-43. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Social play in bonobos (Pan paniscus) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Implications for natural social systems and interindividual relationships
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, 56011 Calci Pisa, Italy
    Am J Phys Anthropol 129:418-26. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Play in adult bonobos (Pan paniscus): modality and potential meaning
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Am J Phys Anthropol 134:219-25. 2007
    ..In conclusion, we suggest that bonobos with their egalitarian society, peculiar social structure, and playful tendency represent an attractive testing subject to examine empirically many emerging hypotheses on adult play behavior...
  19. ncbi request reprint Possible roles of consolation in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, 56010 Calci, Italy
    Am J Phys Anthropol 129:105-11. 2006
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  20. doi request reprint Peaceful post-conflict interactions between aggressors and bystanders in captive lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Primatol 70:949-55. 2008
    ..Our data also suggest that bystanders decide when a peaceful contact may be too risky; in fact, neither PPIAB nor PPIVB occurred after high-intensity aggressions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Fine-tuning of social play in juvenile lowland gorillas (gorilla gorilla gorilla)
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Università di Pisa Via Roma 79, 56011, Calci Pisa, Italy
    Dev Psychobiol 49:433-45. 2007
    ..The ability to interpret such ambiguous features of social signaling could represent a central issue in the evolution of behavioral flexibility and intelligence in primates...
  22. doi request reprint Play and social dynamics in a captive herd of gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada)
    Giada Mancini
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011 Calci, Pisa, Italy
    Behav Processes 82:286-92. 2009
    ..This evidence, together with the lack of correlation between aggressive contacts and social play, suggests that geladas use play for social assessment purposes and/or to increase their social affiliation levels...
  23. pmc Rapid facial mimicry in geladas
    Giada Mancini
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43125, Parma
    Sci Rep 3:1527. 2013
    ..Moreover, data point to similarities in the modality in which mother-infant synchronous behaviours are expressed among primates, suggesting a common evolutionary root in the basic elements of mother-infant affective exchanges...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dominance interactions in young adult paper wasp (Polistes dominulus) foundresses: a playlike behavior?
    Leonardo Dapporto
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio dell Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Comp Psychol 120:394-400. 2006
    ..Surprisingly, these interactions may be best interpreted as play because dominance behavior in aggregations shares several features with mammalian play fighting...
  25. doi request reprint Scratching around mating: factors affecting anxiety in wild Lemur catta
    Valentina Sclafani
    Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, University of Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    Primates 53:247-54. 2012
    ..This finding provides the first evidence that grooming could assist in reducing anxiety in strepsirrhines...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prehibernating aggregations of Polistes dominulus: an occasion to study early dominance assessment in social insects
    Leonardo Dapporto
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio dell Università di Pisa, Via Roma 79, Calci, Pisa 56011, Italy
    Naturwissenschaften 93:321-4. 2006
    ..Furthermore, we suggest that some females may reinforce their physiological status by dominating in clusters, thus increasing the probability to become dominant in spring...
  27. ncbi request reprint Response of captive lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) to different housing conditions: testing the aggression-density and coping models
    Giada Cordoni
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Comp Psychol 121:171-80. 2007
    ..Both avoidance and coping tactics were used, thus revealing high levels of behavioral flexibility in this species...
  28. doi request reprint Reconciling conflicts in a one-male society: the case of geladas (Theropithecus gelada)
    Alessia Leone
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011 Calci, Pisa, Italy
    Primates 51:203-12. 2010
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  29. doi request reprint When play is a family business: adult play, hierarchy, and possible stress reduction in common marmosets
    Ivan Norscia
    Natural History Museum, University of Pisa, Via Roma 79, Calci, Pisa, Italy
    Primates 52:101-4. 2011
    ..In conclusion, both play timing and hierarchical distribution indicate that play limits stress, more than vice versa, at least in the short term...
  30. doi request reprint Aggression does not increase friendly contacts among bystanders in geladas (Theropithecus gelada)
    Alessia Leone
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Natural History Museum, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Primates 51:299-305. 2010
    ..Probably, due to the male tolerance and social cohesiveness in geladas, witnessing a fight does not necessarily induce a sufficient increase of tension in bystanders to be reduced by quadratic affiliation...
  31. doi request reprint Different yawns, different functions? Testing social hypotheses on spontaneous yawning in Theropithecus gelada
    Alessia Leone
    1 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy 2 Centro Ateneo Museo di Storia Naturale, Calci, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Sci Rep 4:4010. 2014
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  32. ncbi request reprint Cuticular hydrocarbons of Polistes dominulus as a biogeographic tool: a study of populations from the Tuscan Archipelago and surrounding areas
    Leonardo Dapporto
    Centro Interdipartimentale Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio Università di Pisa, Via Roma 79, 56011, Calci PI, Italy
    J Chem Ecol 30:2139-51. 2004
    ..dominulus from Capraia and Corsica are grouped together by cluster analysis, while those from Elba and Giglio cluster with cuticular profiles of the mainland wasps (Venturina)...
  33. pmc Bonobos protect and console friends and kin
    Elisabetta Palagi
    Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita di Pisa, Calci Pisa, Italy Unità di Primatologia Cognitiva, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e79290. 2013
    ..Overall, our findings do not only indicate the consolatory function of spontaneous third-party affiliation but they also suggest that consolation in the bonobo may be an empathy-based phenomenon...